Thornbridge ManorSleeps 24

Big Country Manor House, Situated Right On The Monsal Trail And Close to Chatsworth Estate


  • ​7 Fabulous Bedrooms.
  • 4 Bathrooms and / or shower rooms.
  • Sleeps 24 Guests.
  • Sorry No Dogs.
  • A stunning, colonial style, Country House in  a prestigious position in the heart of The Peak District National Park. 
  • Explore the glorious Peak District on bike or foot on the fabulous Monsal Trail - a converted railway track with tunnels, stunning scenery and viaducts perfect for traffic free activities - even great for prams and pushchairs too.
  • Within easy walking distance to the unspoilt village of  Great Longstone, well served with lovely country pubs and a village shop.
  • Elegant, charming and full of ‘Country Chic’!
  • The Manor House offers space in abundance yet remains full of warmth and character, with sumptuous places to rest, cosy up and nestle by the fire.
  • Set in beautifully landscaped gardens that include a children’s play area and tennis court
  • This is an idyllic and very private spot, perfect for families, groups of friends, walkers and cyclists.
Set in large grounds with tennis courts
Stunning grounds
Stunning Manor House
Sofa-bed in bedroom 4

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Stunning roll-top bath
Bedroom 4 sleeping up to 5 guests
Bathroom with roll-top bath & shower
Bedroom 4

There are seven fabulous bedrooms in total and each bedroom has been carefully thought about and designed to offer totally flexible accommodation with large family bedrooms that can sleep between 2 and 5 guests.

There is a mix of doubles, twins, bunk beds and sofa beds so you can pick and choose your layout to suit. There are two bedrooms on the ground floor and a sweeping oak staircase that lead up to the spacious landing with a further five bedrooms. All rooms have a luxurious feel and are furnished with fabulous linens and towels, fabrics and deep comfy carpets. Four bathrooms and/or shower rooms all with amazing finishes and power showers, roll top baths and oak flooring gives this grand manor house the extra elegant feel.

Your beds are made up for your arrival and for added comfort we provide each guest with fresh towels.

Please click here for the bedroom layout.

Cooking & Dining

This beautiful bespoke kitchen and dining room allows you to cook, eat, drink and be merry all in one room and is the perfect place to entertain. Fitted with granite work tops on the impressive central island, traditional Aga and conventional oven and hob, large American style fridge/freezer, double sink and washing machine all finished to the highest standard. Stocked and equipped with all the mod cons you need to cater for large group mean that cooking on holiday is a pleasure not a chore.

The extremely spacious dining to the far end of the room, seats 24 guests formally. It enjoys wonderful natural light due to the large bay windows over looking the picturesque garden.

Click here for the finer details of what to expect in the property.

Interior Decor
Dining for up to 30 guests
Fully equppied kitchen with Aga & american-style fridge freezer
Kitchen, Dining & Living Area

Living Spaces

Lounge area with flat screen TV & log burner
Stairwell and Landing
Lounge area- comfortable seating for 10
Games room with football table

Thornbridge Manor has been stylishly refurbished and has an abundance of space for socialising and relaxing in within the reception rooms. Leading off from the kitchen and dining room (lets face it we all know that this is where everyone hangs out when a group gets together!) is the stunning living room.

The bay windowed panelled room is decorated in warm, rich colours and furnished with plush sofas. You can gather around the elegant fire place and light a fire in the smokeless log burner.

There is a dvd player, sky TV and ipod docking station. Another communal area sits at the bottom of the oak stairwell and is set up as a games room with table football and additional sofas.

Please click here for the floor plans.

Gardens and Outdoor Space

Thornbridge Manor is set in the most stunning grounds you could imagine. Perfectly manicured lawns, tennis court, children's play area, Charcoal, half barrel BBQ  available for use from 01st April through to 31st October, please supply your own charcoal and lighting equipment.

There is a patio with outside seating and tables and all totally private. Look up from where you are and see the stunning views of Longstone Edge.

No need to use your car all weekend as one of the best features of this location is just across the country lane where you are only a few steps from the Monsal Trail. Head off on foot or bike in whatever direction takes your fancy and enjoy the most incredible scenery and dramatic landscape the Peak District has to offer right from your door step.

For unbeatable famous views of the viaduct at Monsal Head, you can jump on the trail and head through the tunnel to the Monsal Head and Dale which is less than 15 minute's walk away. Also on the trail and on the way to Bakewell is Hassop Station Cafe which is a super family friendly establishment with delicious food, right on the trail. You can also hire your bikes here too.

Please note strictly no dogs are allowed at this particular property.

Plenty of outdoor space for games
Plenty of outdoor space for games
Idyllic for families
Peaceful location

The Peak District and Surrounding Area

Exterior features
Monsal Head Viaduct within walking distance

Thornbridge Manor is nestled down a country lane and provides wonderful village accommodation just on the cusp of Great Longstone. You can walk to a selection of heart-warming country pubs, a village store and buy fresh milk and eggs at the farm.

Take a leisurely walk through fields to the picture postcard village of Ashford in the Water, one of the most scenic and popular villages in the Peak District
National Park.

Thornbridge Manor makes a great base for visiting the most amazing of Peak District treats for you to enjoy - the ancient market town of Bakewell, Chatsworth House (10 minutes drive), Haddon Hall (10 minutes drive), historic spa town of Buxton (15 minutes drive) to name just a few.

Click here for our recommendations to help you plan your stay.

How To Find Us


The address of Thornbridge Manor is:

Station RoadNr Great LongstoneDerbyshire DE45 1NY

Approx GPS coordinates of the property are:53.237087, -1.704632

Directions to Thornbridge Manor by car from Bakewell (approx. 8 minutes):

  • Follow signs to the A6 (Buxton Road)- continue along this for 1.3 miles
  • After 1.3 miles, turn right onto A6020 (signposted Ashford-in-the-Water, Great Longstone, Monsal Head)
  • After 0.1 miles turn left onto B6465 (Greaves Lane) just before the corner shop, opposite Ashford Arms
  • After 0.5 miles turn right onto Longstone Lane
  • Continue for 0.7 miles onto Station Road
  • The destination will be on your right
  • For Thornbridge Manor use the 2nd set of gates on the right into the carpark clearly sign posted 'Thornbridge Manor’
  • You have arrived at Thornbridge Manor!

Directions to Thornbridge Manor by car from Buxton (approx. 25 minutes):

  • Follow signs to the A6- continue along this for 12 miles(IGNORE the first signpost to Ashford-in-the-Water after 10 miles next to River Cottage- continue further for 2 miles)
  • Turn left onto A6020 (signposted Ashford-in-the-Water, Great Longstone, Monsal Head)
  • After 0.1 miles turn left onto B6465 (Greaves Lane) just before the corner shop, opposite Ashford Arms
  • After 0.5 miles turn right onto Longstone Lane
  • Continue for 0.7 miles onto Station Road
  • The destination will be on your right
  • For Thornbridge Manor use the 2nd set of gates on the right into the carpark clearly sign posted 'Thornbridge Manor’
  • You have arrived at Thornbridge Manor!

Directions to Thornbridge Manor by car from the village of Great Longstone:

  • From the village of Great Longstone , with The White Lion Pub (good food!) on your left hand side, take the first left down Station Road
  • Follow the road for approximately 1/4 mile and go round a sharp right bend, by this point you can see Thornbridge Manor set back from the road.
  • Drive a little further and on the next left bend, just before a small bridge look for a second set of gates on your left clearly sign posted 'Thornbridge Manor.
  • You have arrived at Thornbridge Manor!

Floor Plans

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Your Stay At Thornbridge Manor

Our Favourite Places to Eat Nearby


  • The White Lion, Great Longstone - Less than a 10 minute stroll away,  a great gasto village pub.
  • The Crispin Inn, Great Longstone - Also only a short walk away, traditional village pub serving food.
  • The Packhorse, Little Longstone - Lovely historic character features in this compact pub – promotes itself with Walkers and Muddy boots welcome.’ It is worth booking a table for a group as it is popular with the locals.
  • The Manners, Bakewell - Gastro pub with great food and a family friendly beer garden in the heart of Bakewell
  • The Royal Oak , Hurdlow - Our award winning pub offers open fires, hidden corners, local ales and of course ‘great home-made pub food’ as it should be. Groups welcome - booking advised.
  • The Bull, Ashford in the Water - Traditional Robinson small character pub serving great food. Lovely cosy fire in the winter months.
  • Monsal Head Hotel and Stable Bar, Monsal Head - This place has a great viewing area and is a fabulous place to rest and enjoy a pint in the old Stable Barn when walking along the Monsal Trail.
  • The Red Lion , Litton - Nestled on the green in the picturesque village of Litton, The Red Lion is one of a very few unspoilt traditional Peak District pubs. This historic inn combines character & quality in a way that is rare in modern pubs.
  • Devonshire Arms, Beeley - Set on the Chatsworth Estate, The Devonshire Arms is one of those picturesque country inns at the heart of village life. It offers the charm and character of an historic inn with a contemporary twist! The Brasserie is modern, bright and relaxing while the Inn is cosy and inviting.
  • The Bull’s Head, Monyash - A traditional pub located in the heart of Monyash, serving good pub food. Popular with families and walkers.
  • The Bridge Inn, Calver - A pub which serves great Spanish tapas.


  • The Woodyard, Bakewell - Great location by the river in Bakewell for a family friendly Restaurant –  Serves both lunch and dinner.
  • PieDaniels, Bakewell - A fine French restaurant and cafe bar in the heart of Bakewell offering a selection of fine French & English cuisine.
  • Rajas Indian Restaurant, Bakewell - A great Indian restaurant located in the Bridge House just on the edge of the famous Bakewell Bridge. They also do take-aways.
  • Juniper, Bakewell - Gin bar with a great pizza menu in the centre of Bakewell. They also do take-away pizza.


  • The Bean and Bag, Bakewell - Family run café in the heart of Bakewell offering locally sourced freshly prepared meals, cakes and scones.
  • The Upstairs Café, Bakewell - A nice child –friendly café located in the centre of Bakewell.
  • Lavender Tea Rooms, Bakewell - A lovely quaint tea room, hidden in the corner of Hebden court, the charming décor includes vintage memorabilia and there’s outside seating in the sheltered courtyard. A great place for afternoon tea.
  • Aisseford Tea Room, Ashford in the Water - Pretty village tea room with lots of outdoor seating.
  • Hassop Station Café & Bookshop - A family friendly cafe with outdoor covered seating and play, with a focus on food, family & fresh air. Enjoy brunch, lunch or afternoon tea on the terrace on the renown Monsal Trail or in the newly refurbished station building.
  • Hobbs Café, Monsal Head Hotel, Monsal Head - Situated at Monsal Head this cosy café offers great views and serves locally made ice cream.
  • The Old Smithy Café, Monyash - Rustic! Famous for its breakfast featured in the Top 50 Breakfast Book in the country. Character décor, open year round – walkers and bikers welcome. Also serves lunch daily with dinner on certain days.

Fresh Delivered Meals & Take Aways

  • Sauced Here - fantastic selection of home made prepared meals from local chef/cooks - great for large groups. They also provide a full basket of groceries from local producers that can replace a supermarket delivery
  • Scoff - Delicious, home-cooked food, delivered to you in the Peak District
  • Bakewell Fish and Chip Shop
  • Rajas Indian Restaurant
  • Eastern Court (Chinese)
  • Juniper (Take-away pizza)
  • Hope Valley Pizza Co - Take away pizza with free delivery
  • Maazi- Sumptuous Indian meal or buffet delivered to your door. Numerous catering options and can also provide waiting on staff and even take away the washing up.

Our Top 5 Places to Visit Nearby

1. Spend a day exploring the historic market town of Bakewell

Bakewell is the largest town within the Peak District National Park and is a hub of activity. Market day is on a Monday and as well as a large range of stalls there is also an agricultural market which is definitely worth a look around as it offers a great insight todays farming community. The town also hosts a craft and gift fair every weekend in the Brigade and Town hall. The Bakewell Old House Museum occupies one of the oldest buildings in Bakewell and dates back to 1543, it provides a fascinating glimpse into the towns past and is very interesting and informative with lots to appeal to all ages.Obviously no trip to Bakewell would be complete without sampling an original Bakewell pudding. The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop claims to have the old the original recipe and still makes the puddings by hand from the secret recipe.

Click here for a link to further information on Bakewell.

2.Cycle or Walk the Monsal Trail

With the Monsal Trail literally on your door step it would be rude not to take the opportunity to cycle/walk along this old Midland Railway line which runs from Bakewell right up to Blackwell Mill, in Chee Dale. The trail offers 8.5 miles of traffic free and mud free cycling/walking and with the recently reopened tunnels offers one of the most spectacular leisure routes in Britain for cycling, walking and horse riding. The nearest cycle hire is at Hassop station which is a great place to stop for a bite to eat or for a coffee and piece of homemade cake! There is also a lovely little gift shop and book shop and a children’s play area. If walking it is also worth leaving the trail and dropping down in to Monsal Dale itself to enjoy walking along down by the river.

Click here for a link to cycle hire at Hassop Station or here for more information on the Monsal Trail.

3.Take a tour around the Thornbridge Brewery

This award winning brewery is just down the road from the property and for any real ale lover taking a tour of this state-of-the art brewery is not to be missed. Tours take place very Wednesday and Friday at 3pm, booking is advisable. Also if you are lucky enough to be staying with us in the last week of the month, the brewery holds two socials on the last Wednesday (5-9pm) and the last Saturday (12-8pm) of each month. They generally have a range of 10 cask and keg Thornbridge beers, including Thornbridge favourites and also some of their rarer beers. They also run brewery tours on these socials at 6 and 7pm on the Wednesday and 3 and 5pm on the Saturday, again booking is advisable.

Click here for a link to Thornbridge Brewery.

4.Chatsworth House and Park

No visit to the Peak District would be complete without visiting the fabulous Chatsworth House. At Chatsworth there is something to do for every member of the family. The Farmyard and Adventure playground is a brilliant day out for children of all ages - with animal handling, milking demonstrations and daily activities, plus a woodland adventure playground with slides, trampolines and more!Then there is obviously the house itself, steeped with history it’s one of Britain’s greatest stately homes and has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family. The gardens are equally as impressive as the house, over 100 acres and as well and the beautiful flowers and plants, there are giant water features and sculptures dotted around. Again suitable for all the family, with the maze, the garden trails, and the famous water cascade to keep the little ones occupied.

Click here for a link to Chatsworth House and Park.

5.Walk along the Edges

Baslow, Curbar and Froggatt Edges are only a short drive away and offer a spectacular walking route where you can view both the Dark and White Peaks. These three gritstone edges are part an almost continuous line of cliffs running from Stanage Edge down to Birchen Edge at the southern end. These Edges once famous for millstones, are now known as great places to rock climb. There over 200 rock-climbing routes on Curbar Edge alone, making the edges a mecca for walkers and climbers alike. For walkers Baslow Edge also offers interesting features including a memorial to the Duke of Wellington, a giant rock called the Eagle Stone which in years gone by the young men of Baslow used it to show off their prowess and fitness for marriage by climbing to the top and even some resident Highland cows.There are many different routes, some circular, some linear around the edges and also different staring/finishing points. A nice circular route which also includes walking along the river Derwent can be viewed by clicking here.

Finer Details

What To Expect at Thornbridge Manor

A basic weekend supply of the following essentials are supplied (as there are no staff on site if you run out you will have to replace):

  • Hand soap
  • Loo rolls (1 x on the holder and 1 spare per bathroom)
  • Washing up liquid
  • 5 x dishwasher tablets
  • 2 x tea towels
  • 1 x dish cloth
  • Basic cleaning materials
  • Utilities - Electric, gas, heating and hot water
  • Wifi

Useful Information

  • 3 x travel cots (if requested) - please supply your own cot bed linen
  • 3 x high chairs (if requested)
  • Fresh linen with beds made up upon arrival
  • Fresh towels - Bath towel per guest & hand towels in the bathrooms
  • 1 X log burner in the main lounge - 1 x basket of logs supplied upon arrival (due to health and safety we cannot supply fire lighters or matches)
  • 1 x TV with Freeview and 1 x DVD player in the main lounge (HDMI compatible)
  • 1 x large screen wall mounted TV with Free view in the dining area
  • Ipod docking station
  • Washing Machine
  • Iron & ironing board & indoor clothes airer

Cooking and Dining

Any kitchen items that are absolutely vital for your stay, please check with us before your visit to ensure that it is at the property (as things do sometimes get broken).

  • Microwave
  • Kitchen scales
  • Pots, pans, roasting tins, crockery, glassware and cutlery
  • The dining table seats up to 30 in a T shape configuration (a combination of 26 chairs and 4 benches).
  • Traditional style Gas Aga
  • Electric oven
  • American style fridge/freezer with ice machine
  • Toaster
  • 2/3 cafetieres
  • 2 Kettles
  • Dishwasher


  • BBQ (charcoal) – half barrel style - available for use from 01st April through to 31st October, please supply your own charcoal and lighting equipment.
  • Childrens play area
  • Large beautiful lawned garden
  • Garden furniture, available for use from 01st April through to 31st October
  • Tennis Court on site for your private use so don’t forget your racket and balls
  • Located right on the Monsal trail so bringing bikes is a must (no lockable storage)

You Should Know

  • Due to horses on site no dogs are allowed at this venue
  • For the comfort of all guests, outdoor shoes are not generally worn on the carpeted area of the house so don’t forget your slippers!
  • No fireworks due to livestock nearby
  • Noise Policy - due to the quiet rural location, late night noise must be confined to inside the building by 10pm. Neighbours are in close proximity.
  • Wifi – we provide free wifi however as the Peak District is in a beautiful rural location sometimes there can be intermittent wifi signal that is beyond our control, we also hope you appreciate that we cannot guarantee wifi if there are technical issues out of our control.


  • The postcode is DE45 1NY – Important check directions page for more details
  • The nearest town is Bakewell
  • The nearest village is Great Longstone (walking distance) with village shop and pubs
  • There is a small village shop (Sally B's) in the centre of Great Longstone, ideal for essential items and another just in Ashford in the Water (Robert’s of Ashford, a superb village shop / well-stocked deli best known for its home-made pickles). Bakewell is a short drive away with a small/medium sized supermarket and a variety of good quality local stores.
  • Parking for 15 cars on the drive

Arrival & Departure

  • Check in 3pm or after
  • Check out is by 10am prompt

Booking and Payment Process

  • ​We ask for a 25% deposit to confirm a booking
  • The balance is due 12 weeks prior to arrival
  •  Full payment is due upon booking if it is booked with 12 weeks prior to arrival
  •  A cautionary damage deposit of £500 is held and returned after your stay
  • Click here for a full description of how to make a booking

Shopping Delivery Information

For ease, lots of our guests pre-ordered a shopping delivery. You are very welcome to organise this however, please do make sure you have arranged the delivery time slot to arrive after you have checked in, as we are unable to accept it on your behalf (as the property is let as exclusive use there are no Peak Venues staff on site).

Local Shopping Delivery From Local Producers - Sauced Here

Keep it local! Our guests often ask for recommendations for local farm shops and butchers for the all-important celebration meals and this is a brilliant and very easy service.  Sauced Here has similar functionality to an on line supermarket but is only stocked by local suppliers in the Peak District - order your wine, meat, vegetables,
dairy and so much more with a choice of over a thousand products and at reasonable prices. It's a great service which delivers straight to your holiday cottage or you can click and collect at a local pick up point.

Click here to book a delivery slot.

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